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High School, We Reminisce, Where Are They Now? / Nov 27, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Lenny Cooke & The Filmmakers Behind His Eponymous Documentary

(photo. Brigade Marketing)

The name Lenny Cooke has become part myth, part bogeyman and part warning to anyone that thinks talent, and talent alone, gets you to the Association. But the trials and tribulations Cooke experienced in the ensuing 14 years after he was ranked the No. 1 high school basketball player in the country, don’t feature a single regret. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:45 am

The NBA’s 15 Best GIFs This Season

Lance Stephenson, Tony Allen

Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 3:00 pm

5 Reasons to Watch The 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Cavaliers team with playoff aspirations. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 9, 2013 / 10:45 am

Video: Jarrett Jack Already Made One Of The Best Passes You’ll See This Year

Jarrett Jack

No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett got his career off to a great start last night, scoring his first NBA bucket courtesy of a behind-the-back dime from Jarrett Jack. It wasn’t just any dime, either — Jack caught a C.J. Miles airball, and at the same time wrapped it around his back to a trailing Bennett for the dunk. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The 15 Best Backcourts In The NBA

Deron Williams

The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard — the orchestrator — and the complementary role often belongs to the shooting guard. When the two talents fit, an NBA backcourt is a bad place to get caught up against on either end of the floor.

With the season right around the corner, and after dropping knowledge on the 15 best frontcourts in the NBA, let’s take a look at a few backcourts that will rank at the top of the league. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyrie Irving On Tristan Thompson’s Free Throws, Recruiting Andrew Bynum & More

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Late last week, before training camps were underway, we got a chance to chat with Cleveland Cavaliers guard and 2013 All-Star Kyrie Irving. The 2012 Rookie of the Year was locquacious while talking about the changing culture in Cleveland and all the additions they’ve made this offseason as they look towards making their first postseason since you know who left. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Why The Cleveland Cavaliers May Be Headed Back To The Lottery

(photo. Instagram/clecavs)

Cavs General manager Chris Grant is not in danger of losing his job, writes the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Mary Schmitt Boyer in this weekend’s mailbag. He’s drafted well, and the Baron Davis trade that landed the Cavs presumptive franchise player Kyrie Irving was a smart move when combined with lottery luck. But the optimism heading into next season should be tempered by the countless injuries the Cavs have suffered in the wake of LeBron’s (original) Decision. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 40 Shooting Guards In Fantasy Basketball

James Harden

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. And while most believe in building their fantasy teams around point guards and big men, that doesn’t mean shooting guards can be totally ignored. Unlike the point guards we went over earlier this week, there isn’t much depth at the two, so having a stud there could help put your squad amongst the elite. Read More »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / Jul 31, 2013 / 12:30 pm

The 10 Biggest NBA Sneakerheads On Instagram (Without Signature Shoes)

Paul George

In the NBA, we have many ballers displaying their best footwork on the court. Whether it’s the latest LeBrons, the newest KDs or some classic Jordans and Foamposites, many NBA players can show that they can bring the heat. Read More »